last Liberties & Library walk: Wed 18th of November, 2.10pm.

Wednesday 18th of November, 2.10pm,   sees our last public walking tour of the 2015 Dublin Decoded season.   It’s a really good one, featuring an one-hour sociable walk of the historic Liberties full of detail and social history,  followed by a rare chance to visit the stunning Worth Library- perhaps the most interesting collection of… Read More last Liberties & Library walk: Wed 18th of November, 2.10pm.

a Dublin city walk along Thomas St, via St Catherines & James Gate, to Dean Swift’s St Patricks Hosptital

When the weather is fine and bright as it was today, (after some truly but unusually Biblical scale rainfall yesterday) there are few greater pleasures in life than a long rambling walk through the historic parts of old Dublin city.    This piece of modern street art, at the start of my epic circumnavigation, summed up… Read More a Dublin city walk along Thomas St, via St Catherines & James Gate, to Dean Swift’s St Patricks Hosptital

Nabokov, Perec, Joyce and Bloom; Ulysses, Maps and Games.

Recently we asked readers to identify this map below. As many people either knew or guessed, it’s a sketch concerning Ulysses,  that novel routinely claimed as the best or most influential tome in 20th century literature,  and written of course by James Joyce, (below). I came across the drawing a few weeks back, while researching a new walking route around… Read More Nabokov, Perec, Joyce and Bloom; Ulysses, Maps and Games.